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Self Storage Industry Exemplifies the American Spirit

by Kim Kilpatrick July 5, 2013 12:19 AM
On the Fourth of July people across the United States celebrate their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The same spirit that created thousands of spectacular fireworks displays is applied everyday by people in all walks of life. It’s how Americans live and it’s how the nation stays on the forefront of many things—including the self storage industry. [More]

The Self Storage Industry is America

by Kim Kilpatrick July 3, 2012 7:33 PM
Thanks to a brave group of people back in 1776 most of us will have the day off on Wednesday to do whatever our hearts desire. Many of us take time on Independence Day to enjoy some of the many things that we like to call ‘American.’ As much as things like Mom’s apple pie, baseball, and grilling hotdogs and burgers are ‘American’ there is one thing that is red, white, and blue down to the core—the self storage industry. [More]

Texas Residents Prepare for Tropical Storm, Soon to Be Hurricane, Alex

by Winnie Hsiu June 29, 2010 2:14 PM
Abandoning their preparations for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, residents along the Texas coast, operating with one eye on the weather forecast, are instead preparing for the possible arrival of Tropical Storm Alex. Alex is the first storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, which is forecast to have a higher than usual number of tropical storms and hurricanes. Many workers attempting to contain the BP oil spill have also had to evacuate, delaying BP’s oil containment efforts, although Alex is not expected to hit the oil spill area. The National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center, which are tracking Alex with satellite images, have forecast that Alex will become a hurricane later today. According to hurricane tracking software, it could make landfall anywhere between Baffin Bay, near Kingsville, and La Cruz, Mexico. When Alex does reach land, it is expected to have become a category 1 hurricane. [More]